Books of the Year 2021
Season 3, Ep. 3
In the last of our festive mini series, Phil & Natalie give you their three books of the year each. With some rules subversion from Natalie Jamieson! We hope you enjoyed listening to all these amazing writers and we will be back with more in 2022.
Season 3, Ep. 2
Natalie and Phil both adore Gi Fletcher. Here, she tells Bestsellers about her latest novel, how she writes, and the perils of having members of the Royal Family on your podcast. Hers, not ours, obviously. We know our place!
Season 3, Ep. 1
We're BACK! It's a Christmas mini-series for you. First up: The incredible Jodi Picoult talking exclusively to Natalie, as Phil was on solo childcare duty. See if you can spot the fan-girling from Natalie as she gets to interview one of her all time favourite authors.
Season 2, Ep. 9
Anthony Horowitz is the first returning author to Bestsellers. Both Phil & Natalie are huge fans of Anthony's and his latest Hawthorne thriller, A Line to Kill, is loads of fun and quite excellent. In this episode Anthony talks about how he constructs his whodunnits with notebooks alongside the manuscript; he talks about his latest and third James Bond original story due out next year and he admits to being caught turning his books cover out in Waterstones, Bath...!
Season 2, Ep. 8
This is a very special Episode of Bestsellers. Firstly - It was recorded very late at night because our guest Robinne Lee is in California. Secondly - A drink may have been taken.Thirdly - It contains what is, to date, the best reading from a book we've ever had on the show. This is in part due to the fact that Robinne is an actor, you may've seen in Hitch or the Fifty Shades franchise. The Idea of You is her debut novel all about a soon to be forty mum of one, who takes her teen daughter to a boyband gig, only to find that at the meet & greet after the show, one of the British boy band members hits on Solene, the mother. Its funny, sexual, heart warming and heart breaking. We love this book.
Season 2, Ep. 7
In Episode 7, we meet the brilliant Steve Cavanagh: Former civil rights lawyer turned million selling crime writer. The Devil's Advocate is the latest in his Eddie Flynn Series, in which Eddie has the seemingly impossible task of acquitting a young black boy of murder, in a deeply racist town where the district attorney delights in sending people to the death chamber, regardless of their innocence.We also find out about Natalie's broken nose. You've been warned.
Season 2, Ep. 6
The art of the crime thriller is something Clare Mackintosh knows well, having written a bunch of brilliant page-turners. As well as sharing what she learned from her time in the police force, where unexpectedly Clare and Natalie crossed paths in Oxford - all above aboard, honest - she also details how to keep readers guessing and why it can be so good to ask for help when researching. When it comes to taking a research trip vs a holiday though, Clare tells it like it is. We'd expect nothing less from one of our finest authors, championed by Phil from the start.